MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST OPENS NEW OFFICES

The Mojave Desert Land Trust held an open house at its new headquarters in Joshua Tree on Saturday. Reporter Dan Stork was there, and describes the facility and some of its new owner’s plans… MDLT Conservation Director Frazier Haney led a tour of the facility, which was the location of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Baseball Teams recorded wins in Twentynine Palms Friday. Varsity won with the final score 5-3.

The Yucca Valley junior varsity baseball team won by the score of 8-4 behind solid pitching of sophomore Broc Wilkinson..

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High

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FIND YOUR PARK

Everyone finds their national park in a different place and in a different way. Ranger Pam Tripp tells where to read stories that just might inspire you to find yours…

Joshua Tree National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and

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AUDITIONS FOR COMEDIC MUSICAL AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

“Wait Until Dark” opened this weekend at Theatre 29 for its 5-week run, but work is about to begin for the next production. Theatre 29 announces open auditions for the comedic musical, who-done-it “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. Director Charles Harvey is looking to

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS MONDAY

The first order of business at the April 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will be the election a new Chair and vice-Chair. Then there will be three informational presentations:

California Highway Patrol officer Joan Griffin will talk about the Teen Driving Program Steve Martinez, from the

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RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING CLASS PLANNED

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training May 2. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region; training is done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. The training cost is $75 per dog and the no-kill animal

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CONSERVATION CORPS APPLICATION

As a regular hiker in Joshua Tree National Park, I appreciate the maintenance done on the trails. Reporter Taylor Thacker says that teen-agers can be part of keeping the Park in shape, and get paid for it…

This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team will travel away to Indio to play Shadow Hills High School. First serve is at 3:15.

Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will host Desert Mirage High School at home, starting at 3:15.

ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The same man who robbed several businesses at gunpoint in Twentynine Palms is suspected of robbing a check-cashing business in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Mike Landavazo, the robber entered the Check-n-Go in the Vons Shopping Center shortly before 12:30 p.m., pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at

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FIRE AT BURRTEC IN YUCCA VALLEY

Firefighters from across the Morongo Basin responded to a large fire at Burrtec in Yucca Valley Friday evening. According to County Fire Captain Dustin Krajeski, the first call came in at 5:17 p.m., and units from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, CalFire, the Combat Center, and Twentynine

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LANDERS STABBING VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victims involved in a stabbing in Landers Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the men, Kirk Grieve, 58, and William Hall, 45, both of Landers, were arguing at a residence in the 1000 block of Yucca Mesa Road shortly before 2 p.m. Investigators

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STOLEN ORVS IN JOSHUA TREE

One person was arrested, and two stolen off-road vehicles were recovered in Joshua Tree Wednesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 2004 Honda and Suzuki quads were stolen during the early morning hours of Tuesday, from a shed in the back yard of a home in the 61600 block

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE “13 A NEW MUSICAL”

The talented theatre students at Twentynine Palms High School have one performance left in their current run. Reporter Rebecca Havely says, don’t miss it…

“13, A New Musical” has one last performance tonight at Twentynine Palms High School. This show, written just for teens, is the story of Evan, a

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES' ACHIEVEMENTS

YVHS ATHLETES DECLARE COLLEGE INTENT

Three Yucca Valley High School students signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. During a school assembly, Abrianna Schlickenmayer signed to play softball at st. Lawrence University in New York; Micah Muhammed committed to Sterling College in Kansas where

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MINERVA HOYT AWARD

The winner of this year’s Minerva Hoyt Award has been announced. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells who was recognized for this honor for doing work of benefit to the desert…

The Joshua Tree National Park Association announced Terry Weiner and the Board of Directors of the Desert Protective Council as recipients

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 11. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The Orion nebula is setting in the west and the fantastic field of nebulae between Leo and Virgo highlights some of

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DESERT CHIC WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

You can soak in the atmosphere of historic Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to a fundraiser for the Historical Society at a unique city landmark… Tickets are still available for tonight’s Second Annual Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social. Sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society,

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LIBRARY BOOK SALES

The Friends organizations for both the Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Libraries will have many gently used best-selling books, videos and DVDs, records and magazines for sale during their spring book sales. Customers can also bid on rare, old, and just plain interesting items on the silent auction tables. All

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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE OPENS PIONEERTOWN SHOW SEASON SUNDAY

Gunfighters for Hire will start their 2015 Old West re-enactment programs April 12 on Mane Street in Pioneertown. The Gunfighters’ Wild West skits include real firearms, authentic clothing, and great actors to entertain the entire family. Funds raised through donations at the show go to help needy organizations such as

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